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Anything/everything can interfere with Signals transmitted through the air.

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My d-link dir-651 does not have a good signal


Things That Affect Wireless Router Signals
1. Many wireless routers are using the same wireless channel. Many manufacturers choose channel 6 as the default. Change to another channel. 2. Analogue video senders used to send audio and video to other TVs in the home. 3. Microwave ovens emit interference in the 2.4GHz band. 4. Wireless speakers and console controllers can cause interference with the wireless router. 5. Bluetooth devices, newer Bluetooth devices can jump to different frequencies if there is a connection problem. 6. Power cables located near the wireless router can cause dropouts and speed reduction. 7. Fish tanks will cause massive Wi-Fi shadow on the other side of the tank from the wireless router. 8. Depending upon the location of large mirrors will reflect wireless signal away your computer. 9. Building materials will block wireless signals such as plasterboards with metal foil, reinforced concrete walls and floors. Also objects near the wireless router such as metal filing cabinets and other electrical appliances. 10. Blinking Christmas lights can reduce Wi-Fi performance by 25% when it is close to the wireless router.

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Things That Affect Wireless Router Signals
1. Many wireless routers are using the same wireless channel. Many manufacturers choose channel 6 as the default.

2. Analogue video senders used to send audio and video to other TVs in the home.

3. Microwave ovens emit interference in the 2.4GHz band.

4. Wireless speakers and console controllers can cause interference with the wireless router.

5. Bluetooth devices, newer Bluetooth devices can jump to different frequencies if there is a connection problem.

6. Power cables located near the wireless router can cause drop outs and speed reduction.

7. Fish tanks will cause massive Wi-Fi shadow on the other side of the tank from the wireless router.

8. Depending upon the location of large mirrors will reflect wireless signal away your computer.

9. Building materials will block wireless signals such as plasterboards with metal foil, reinforced concrete walls and floors. Also objects near the wireless router such as metal filing cabinets and other electrical appliances.

10. Blinking christmas lights can reduce Wi-Fi performance by 25% when it is close to the wireless router.

To improve your wireless reception to your computer, in most cases just relocate your wireless router higher and away from the interference source, and or re-position your computer/laptop for better wireless reception or attach an USB range extender to your computer/laptop.

Free Diagnostic Program
This program programs discovers other Wi-Fi networks competing within your home. It lists every access points within range of your laptop/computer, their channel number, signal strength, and manufacturer etc.
If the program remains running for a few hours, it will remember routers than have been switched on/off during this period.
All this information will help you configure your wirelessrouter with the least amount of interference and best performance.
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on Jun 06, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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Wifi signal is very weak


Things That Affect Wireless Router Signals
1. Many wireless routers are using the same wirelesschannel. Many manufacturers choose channel 6 as the default. Change to anotherchannel.2. Analogue video senders used to send audio and video toother TVs in the home.3. Microwave ovens emit interference in the 2.4GHz band.4. Wireless speakers and console controllers can causeinterference with the wireless router.5. Bluetooth devices, newer Bluetooth devices can jump todifferent frequencies if there is a connection problem.6. Power cables located near the wireless router can causedropouts and speed reduction.7. Fish tanks will cause massive Wi-Fi shadow on the otherside of the tank from the wireless router. 8. Depending upon the location of large mirrors will reflectwireless signal away your computer.9. Building materials will block wireless signals such asplasterboards with metal foil, reinforced concrete walls and floors. Alsoobjects near the wireless router such as metal filing cabinets and otherelectrical appliances. 10. Blinking Christmas lights can reduce Wi-Fi performanceby 25% when it is close to the wireless router.

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Wireless problem


LOSING WIRELESS CONNECTION
Make sure the latestwireless card driver is installed in the computer.Locate the wireless routerhigher and away from concrete and brick walls, foil-insulated walls. Locate the wireless routeraway from cordless phones and microwave ovens these can cause interference.You could be gettinginterference from other wireless access points or wireless routers in yourarea. Check the wireless broadcast channels in your area, and select one thatis unused or one that has the weakest signal strength.CONTINUAL DISCONNECTION OF WIRELESS CONNECTION
There are a few things thatcan cause you to lose wireless connection with your wireless router.1. Weak signal strength,check the signal strength on your wireless card. If it is weak move thewireless router away from brick or concrete walls and if possible locatethe wireless router higher up.2. Have you secured yourwireless router from people near your from unauthorized access? i.e. change thedefault password, setup encryption use WPA2 or WPA, change the default SSID,and turn off SSID broadcast, and for added protection, enable MAC addressfiltering which allows only the MAC address/es of your wireless card/s toconnect to your wireless router.3. You could be gettinginterference from electrical sources such as air conditioners, arc welders,washing machines etc. If so, the power supply to the wireless routers andcomputers etc should be connected to a surge protection power board, betterstill connect your computer equipment to an UPS (Uninterrupted PowerSupply). 4. Check the channels ofthe wireless routers and access points in your area and change the broadcastchannel on your wireless router to an unused channel or one that is currentlyused but has the weakest signal strength. This will minimize interferencewith your wireless router from other wireless routers and accesspoints in your area.

Mar 15, 2012 | Computers & Internet

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No wifi and lan light


Sometimes, you may just need to update the drivers for your adapter, suggests PC Mech. If you cannot connect to a home network, move your wireless usb wifi adapter closer to the router. Other radio frequencies, such as cellphones and microwaves, can interfere with wireless signals.

Mar 12, 2012 | D-Link 3G Mobile DIR-451 Router

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Electronic interference


There are a few things thatcan cause you to lose wireless connection with your wireless router.1. Weak signal strength,check the signal strength on your wireless card. If it is weak move thewireless router away from brick or concrete walls and if possible locatethe wireless router higher up.2. Have you secured yourwireless router from people near your from unauthorized access? i.e. change thedefault password, setup encryption use WPA2 or WPA, change the default SSID,and turn off SSID broadcast, and for added protection, enable MAC addressfiltering which allows only the MAC address/es of your wireless card/s toconnect to your wireless router.3. You could be gettinginterference from electrical sources such as air conditioners, arc welders,washing machines etc. If so, the power supply to the wireless routers andcomputers etc should be connected to a surge protection power board, betterstill connect your computer equipment to an UPS (Uninterrupted PowerSupply). 4. Check the channels ofthe wireless routers and access points in your area and change the broadcastchannel on your wireless router to an unused channel or one that is currentlyused but has the weakest signal strength. This will minimize interferencewith your wireless router from other wireless routers and accesspoints in your area.Things That Affect Wireless Router Signals1. Many wireless routers are using the same wirelesschannel. Many manufacturers choose channel 6 as the default. Choose a different channel.
2. Analogue video senders used to send audio and video toother TVs in the home. Move the wireless router away from these devices.
3. Microwave ovens emit interference in the 2.4GHz band.4. Wireless speakers and console controllers can causeinterference with the wireless router.5. Bluetooth devices, newer Bluetooth devices can jump todifferent frequencies if there is a connection problem.6. Power cables located near the wireless router can causedrop outs and speed reduction.7. Fish tanks will cause massive Wi-Fi shadow on the otherside of the tank from the wireless router. 8. Depending upon the location of large mirrors will reflectwireless signal away your computer.9. Building materials will block wireless signals such asplasterboards with metal foil, reinforced concrete walls and floors. Alsoobjects near the wireless router such as metal filing cabinets and otherelectrical appliances. 10. Blinking Christmas lights can reduce Wi-Fi performanceby 25% when it is close to the wireless router.

Mar 06, 2012 | Computers & Internet

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The router often looses wi-fi signal and dhcp gives wrong address ( exemple: 169.164.....)


Here are some links for things to look for and check for you wireless connection isues:

If the links do not work just copy and past them in to you browser. If you dont have a internet connection available I have listed them below the links.

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http://www6.nohold.net/Cisco2/ukp.aspx?vw=1&docid=efc03a44a5bb47bd804cf4d0eb3015c8_Top_Causes_of_Intermittent_Wireless_Connection_to_a_Linksys_.xml&pid=96&slnid=16

Top Causes of Intermittent Wireless Connection to a Linksys Router

There are three key reasons that may be cited why the wireless connection between your Linksys router and your computer is intermittent or is experiencing timeouts.
i. You have a low signal quality received from your wireless router.
ii. You are experiencing signal interference from other wireless devices.
iii. Your router's firmware needs to be upgraded.
You have a low signal quality received from your Linksys wireless router.
The location of your wireless router with respect to your computer greatly influences your connection to the wireless network. For a better signal quality, it is ideal that the wireless router is placed in a central spot of your house or on a location free from any obstruction blocking its range.
To determine the signal quality received from your wireless router, you must connect to the wireless network first.
NOTE: For instructions on how to connect wirelessly to your Linksys router, click here. If you're using a Mac computer, click here.
Once connected, check the signal strength received by your wireless adapter or Airport for Mac users. The recommended signal strength should be closest to full bars to have the best connection possible.
You are experiencing signal interference from other wireless devices.
The frequency used by your router's wireless network may be 2.4 GHz, 5GHz or both. Some devices may also be using the same frequency and this causes the interference to the wireless network of your Linksys router. The most common examples are cordless phones, microwave ovens and baby monitors. Another possibility of frequency interference is that there may be other wireless networks in the area. Your frequencies may be conflicting with each other.
To solve this, turn off the device that is possibly causing the interference or relocate your router away from it. Another solution is to change the current wireless network channel which is set in your router's settings. For instructions on how to do this, click here.
Your router's firmware needs to be upgraded.
If you are having unstable connection and have confirmed that the previous causes are irrelevant, then you may have to upgrade your Linksys router's firmware. For instructions on how to do this, click here.



Encountering Intermittent Wireless Connections Using a Router

Before following the steps in this article, check if your wireless computers have stable connection when connected to other wireless networks (hotspots).This article assumes that all wireless computers are experiencing intermittent wireless connection with the Linksys router.
Frequent wireless disconnection can be caused by different factors such as:
  1. Wireless interference within the network.
  2. Wireless settings of the Linksys router are still set to default.
  3. Firmware is corrupted.
Reducing Wireless Interference
If you are experiencing frequent disconnection from the wireless network, it helps if you check the following factors, all of which can greatly affect your wireless signals:
  • 2.4 GHz interference: Your router may be operating on the same frequency as your cordless telephone system (or even your neighbors'), or other nearby equipment. Try to change your router's channel to 1 or 11 (the default channel is 6) and restart the wireless computers.

    Physical obstructions: Your router or wireless computers may be losing connectivity because of physical obstacles such as walls and floors. Try to move the equipment to different locations to find a better link.

  • Placement of the router: Linksys suggests that you place your router as high off the ground as possible. When placing the router in a high location, leave a distance of two feet between the router antenna tips, ceiling, and wall. If your signal passes through multiple floors, place the router on the upper-most floor, and high up in the room.

  • Surroundings: Keep the router away from large metal objects, bodies of water (fish tanks, bathrooms), and any electrical equipment including television sets, microwaves, radios, etc.
  • Customizing Wireless Settings of the Router
    Having default wireless settings on the Linksys router may cause conflict with other Linksys routers within your network range. We suggest changing the SSID (network name) and the Wireless Channel of your router. Also, if it is possible, enable the Wireless Security of your router.
    1)To change the router's SSID or the wireless network's name, click here.
    2)To change the router's channel, click here.
    3)To enable the wireless security on the router, click here.
    NOTE: If the wireless connection remains unstable after performing the steps above, it could mean that your firmware is corrupted. For instructions to reload or upgrade firmware, click here.

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My wi-fi keeps randomly disconnecting but is not bc a weak signal


Your card is ok. There is interference between the router and your computer.

1. The router or the PC may be "hidden" behind a metal cabinet, refrigerator, etc.
2. Move router higher
3. Microwave ovens and some cordless phones (not cellphones) that use 2.4GHz will interfere with the 2.4GHz WiFi signal.
4. Point the router antennas in-line with the direction of the PC.
5. Move the router closer to the PC.




Oct 06, 2009 | HP (319468-002) (319468002) 802.11b...

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Weak signal recption


Since wireless networks use radio waves to transmit signals, it’s possible that typical household electronics-your microwave, cordless phone or even the baby monitor- can interfere with this signal. Make sure you move your wireless router away from those devices that use the same 2.4GHz frequency range.
Other causes of interference are brick and cinder block walls, metal doors, metal frames around windows and doors, and metal filing cabinets.
Take these simple steps to reduce wireless interference:
  1. Move the router further away from the interfering device or object.
  2. If there is interference with a phone, you can change the channel of the phone or the Router so they use different channels. If there is still too much interference, you may have to buy a different phone system, operating at either 900MHz or 5GHz.
  3. Place the wireless router in a central location of your house, such as a family room or office.
  4. Arrange the desktop or laptop’s wireless antenna so that it points toward the wireless router.
  5. Avoid placing the antenna close to an outside wall (unless outside is where you want to be). If you want to connect while you’re outside, place the router near a window.
  6. Place your Access Point as high as possible. If your network goes through multiple floors, try to place the Access Point on the upper floor

Oct 04, 2009 | Linksys Computers & Internet

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Netgear wireless router wgr614 not transmitting


Yes changing channel will make a diffeence most of the time for this kind of issue. The reason is there could be multiple routers or interference in that area locking to the same frequency.

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